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Local Author Program

Collage of local authors

The Local Author Program highlights the intellectual and creative accomplishments of writers and nurtures budding writers in the San Diego region. Special events are held for authors including book discussions, writing workshops and author talks, where writers can interact directly with their readers as they share, sell and sign their books.


Local Author Exhibit

A centerpiece of the Local Author Program is the annual Local Author Exhibit. The 2014 Local Author Exhibit produced one of the largest turnouts ever with over 300 authors and co-authors furnishing over 270 book titles including 30 titles in e-book format published in 2014 and reflecting the diversity of San Diego's population and equally diverse scope of interest. The exhibit's online component will stay up until December 2015.

Subjects represented in the Exhibit range from biography, business, legal works, fiction, poetry, immigrant stories, cooking, self-help, military-themed titles, San Diego history, and books by children and teen authors. The 49th Annual Local Author Exhibit will remain on display from February 1st through February 28th in the lobby of the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common.

  • What: Works of authors published in 2014
  • When: The entire month of February 2015
  • Where: Physical copies of authors' works are on the first floor of the Central Library, located downtown at 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

Call for Future Author Exhibitors

A call for submissions goes out in early fall each year, alerting all San Diego County authors who have published books in the current year to submit them. The call for submissions for the 50th Annual Local Author Exhibit for books published in 2015 will go out in fall of 2015. For more details, please visit the Local Author home page.

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